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Course Description

Designed for entry-level student research. Beginners are introduced to rules of college research, strategies to avoid accidental plagiarism, Gavilan's plagiarism policy, best methods of planning and organizing notes and supporting your research topic.

Learning Outcomes

  • In a writing activity, state a main idea and support it with relevant details and examples using appropriate citations.
  • Show comprehension of the Gavilan College academic dishonesty policy and citation conventions of research-based writing.
  • Apply strategies to locate and use relevant library materials that may be difficult to read (e.g., academic journals).
  • Identify key principals of note-taking for research. Choose a system and provide a rationale for the choice.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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